Bilingual is Better

{Vanessa in front of her school the first day of Kinder}

As many of you know, my 5-year-old daughter, Vanessa, started Kindergarten last Monday. This was a momentous milestone for everyone in our family and so my husband and I walked our firstborn the two blocks from our home to the school armed with cameras, videocameras and iPhones to capture it all.

Growing up, I went mostly to private schools which meant that my back to school photos were of me in my school uniform. In other words, pretty boring. It wasn’t until I moved to this country as a teenager that I got to wear street clothes to school. Needless to say, I was terrified because I only had a few weeks to figure out what was in at my new school so I didn’t look like a total dork – hugely important for a 14-year-old!

Vanessa and I had gone shopping for clothes the weekend before and I let her choose what she’d be wearing the first day which – surprise, surprise – was pretty much all pink! I actually love that her plaid skirt looks kind of like the ones I used to wear back in private school, except mine wasn’t as vibrant!

I took a few photos of Vanessa, but I was a bit overwhelmed by  the whole situation and while I didn’t cry hysterically, I did shed a lot of some tears. My husband took tons of video and we were actually interviewed by one of the local TV stations and so now we’ll have professional footage of Vanessa’s first day of Kindergarten! You can’t beat that, right?

Since we´re sure we all have the most adorable pictures of our kid’s 1st day of school moments, we want to let you in on this fun contest from Cherokee and Cozi where you not only get a chance to boast these pictures, but also win a $1000 shopping spree of Cherokee clothing to get you geared with a cool back to school wardrobe, plus a $300 smartphone, courtesy of Cozi, so your special moments can always be documented and shared.

To enter the contest, visit and Like the Cherokee Facebook page and upload a photo of your kid´s first day of school (any first day of school) and be entered to win. You have until September 30, 2011 to submit your photo. ¡Suerte!

The Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner: Sandy!

We want to help you get geared up for your special back to school moment, so we have a $100 Target gift card so one winner can use it to get some nice Cherokee clothing since it´s only sold at Target.

To enter leave a comment sharing how you document your niños first day of school?

That’s all you have to do to enter this giveaway. If you want to up your chances at winning, then this is how you can get additional entries (only after you’ve completed the step above):

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This giveaway ends Monday, August 15 at midnight PST and is open to everyone with a U.S. mailing address over 18 years of age. Check out the Giveaway Rules.

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